The board and staff of the Neighborhood Funders Group are deeply saddened by the passing of Jackson, MS Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his community. We remember his wisdom and his courage, and remain grateful to Mr. Lumumba for welcoming us so warmly in November, sharing his beautiful vision and lifelong commitment to a better and more just Jackson and world.

GriTV Laura Flanders host recently produced this video about the developing work in Jackson. This news story from September covers much of the mayor’s inspiring trajectory.

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Mayor Chokwe Lumumba at 2013 NFG Convening